Brotherly love: how family, religion and a close brother influenced one student’s life

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Brotherly love: how family, religion and a close brother influenced one student’s life

Chad Oliver, left, holds a cross showing his religious faith. His brother; Sean Oliver, right holds a picture of their family together.

Chad Oliver, left, holds a cross showing his religious faith. His brother; Sean Oliver, right holds a picture of their family together.

Photo by Photo by Spencer Steeves

Chad Oliver, left, holds a cross showing his religious faith. His brother; Sean Oliver, right holds a picture of their family together.

Photo by Photo by Spencer Steeves

Photo by Photo by Spencer Steeves

Chad Oliver, left, holds a cross showing his religious faith. His brother; Sean Oliver, right holds a picture of their family together.

Spencer Steeves, Bear Facts Contribuitor

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Ever since Chad Oliver was young, he’s had a close friend who has helped him be a good person. Today, he is still friends with this person, who is actually his brother.

Ever since Chad was two years old, he had a strong relationship with his brother, that was started from his parents influencing him to be a good person and have religious values.

“We’re Catholic, and that’s definitely that shapes both of our lives (since it’s) a strong foundation to base your life on.” Chad Oliver, senior said “Just do unto others that you would do to yourself. I really believe that you get back what you put out into the world. I want to make sure that I can try and make other people’s lives better.”

According to Sean, Chad’s brother, one of the ways they are able to be nice to other people is by being nice to each other. Sean says this has also led them to have a closer relationship.

“Our best friend is each other. A lot of people ask if we are twins. But we are as close as twins as two siblings could be,” Sean Oliver, sophomore and brother to Chad said. “Ever since I was born, Chad was taking care of me. He was like a third parent to me. I’ve always tried to be kind to people like he was to me.”

Sean says Chad is an inspiration to him and wants to make Chad as proud of him as he is of Chad.

“I think Chad is a lot greater than he gives himself credit for. You’ll never hear him say negative things. He’s always got nothing but nice things to say about people. He (also) likes to hear what other people have to say about themselves and learn from them,” Sean Oliver said. “If you get to know him, you see the great qualities he has. He may not be the most outgoing or the most loudest person, but at the end of the day, he’s one of the most important people you could have in your life. ”

Chad has said that patience is very important to him and how he lives his life since he is nice to people and very rarely gets upset.

“Remember when your parents told you to count to ten? I sorta took all that in,” Chad Oliver said. “I always try to be patient and I understand that if someone is doing something that I disagree with, they are likely going through something since there’s always a reason people do things. I feel like it’s everyone’s responsibility to find out where everyone is coming from.”

Chad is planning on learning more about people by studying biochemistry and neuroscience next year in college. He has been on the science team and in AP science classes to prepare for college.

“I’m looking forward to next year since I want to do original research with a professor and find something new that can help people in the future,” Chad Oliver said. “I am fascinated by neuroscience, it would be a dream to find something that would eventually help people in the future.”

Chad has the ability to do this hard work in college, according to Robert Moore, one of Chad’s teachers.

   “He’s diligent and does what he’s going to do. He follows through on everything asked of him,” Robert Moore, science teacher said. “He’s always trying to think at a higher level to really understand a particular subject.”

 

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